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Starting a Medical Billing Business => Starting Your Own Medical Billing Business => Topic started by: bethcanare on January 05, 2009, 09:17:08 PM

Title: Interested to start social work billing
Post by: bethcanare on January 05, 2009, 09:17:08 PM
Hi Michele,

I would like to get some advice on how to get started on social work billing.  I decided to try this specialty since I am a newbie, and social work seems easy to learn.  Realistically speaking, how many patients does a licensed social worker see in a day and how much should I expect to bill for one full-time social worker in a month?  The reason I ask is because I have purchased a web-based billing software which charges a minimum $ a month for clearinghouse fees, so I want to make sure if I should use this software for a private practice social worker or use a different billing software so I won't be paying out of my own pocket and not make any money at all.  I can use the web-based software for bigger accounts maybe?

Thanks for your advice in advance.

Beth C
Title: Re: Interested to start social work billing
Post by: Michele on January 06, 2009, 06:29:48 AM
If it is a full time social worker they usually see between 6-8 patients a day and usually work 4-5 days a week.  8 patients a day would mean a minimum of 8 hour days.  Some are very ambitious and see 8 a day and work 5 days.  Some don't like to push it.

Good luck

Michele